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#91695 - 04/19/07 06:34 PM Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation
Kris Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
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Hey all,

Been looking into building a survival kit for a few weeks now and been surfing and came across this site. I signed up a few days ago and just spending some spare time looking thru old posts getting a 'feel' of the forum.

But I do have a question... There are a lot of abbreviations being used on the site, is there a page where one could reference and find out what they mean (such as FAK, PSK, BOB, etc)? If not, could someone help out a newbie?

And i'm doing some research and trying to put together a kit. Would it be possible to post up a suggested kit and get feed back on it?

Thanks in advance,
Kris
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#91696 - 04/19/07 06:38 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: Kris]
ponder Offline
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FAK, PSK, BOB, etc

They are all TLA's
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#91697 - 04/19/07 06:41 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: ponder]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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BAD PONDER! NO cookie for mistreatment of the noob!

FAK - first aid kit
psk - personal survival kit
BOB - bug out bag
TEOWAWKI - The end of the world as we know it
EDC - every day carry
FUBAR - $#%#ed up beyond all recognition
SNAFU - situation now all @#$%ed up
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#91701 - 04/19/07 07:00 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: garland]
kmat Offline
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Thanks garland. Welcome Kris! I am also a newbie who also stumbled in. These guys have been extermely helpful and they have a wealth of combined knowledge. Not to mention some twisted humor. I to spent a week reading old posts and asking questions.
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#91702 - 04/19/07 07:02 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: Kris]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Welcome New Guy.

Here are all I am aware of. Please do not use too many of them, they give me a headache...

List of acronyms used on the ETS- forum:

AIRSAVE - (USAF) (see also, PALS & MOLLE)
ABCDE= Airway/ Breathing/ Circulation/ Disability/ Exposure
ABD-pad= ABDominal pad
ALICE - All-Purpose Lightweight Carrying Equipment
ALS= Advanced Life Support
ATLS- Advanced Trauma Life Support
AM - Amplitude Modulation
AIRSAVE - (USAF) (see also, PALS & MOLLE)
AMK: Adventure Medical Kits
ASAP= As Soon As Possible
ASP: Aviation Survival Pak
ABG= Arterial Blood Gas
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AOT - As Opposed To

BLS= Basic Life Support
BOB=Bug Out or Bail Out Bag
BOT= Bag of tricks
BOV= Bug Out Vehicle
BTW - By the Way
BK or BK's = Bloody Kid(s)! i.e. Anyone under 60.

CB - Citizens Band
CHP - California highway patrol
CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRKT - Columbia River Knife and Tool
CW - Continuous Wave (synonymous with radio Morse Code)
C.D. or C.D's. = Coffin Dodger(s). i.e. Anyone over 60.

"DW" means "Dear Wife"
"DH" means "Dear Husband" (or sometimes Damn Husband!)
"DD" is "Dear Daughter"
DIY - Do it Yourself

EDC=Every Day Carry
EAS - Emergency Alert System
EMP - Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Epirb: Electronic positioning indicating radio beacon
EBR - Energy bar wrapper (??)
EDC - Everyday carry
ETS - Equipped to survive
E&E= Escape and Evasion
EMS= Emergency Medical Support
EMT= Emergency Medical Technician

FCOL= For Crying Out Loud
FWIW - For What its worth.
FM - Frequency Modulation
FRS - Family Radio Service
FSK: Fire Starting Kit
FAK: First Aid Kit
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Repair (polite form)

GMDSS=Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GMRS - General Mobile Radio Service
GPS - Global Positioning Satellite

Ham - Amateur radio operator (not really an acronym)
HF - High Frequency
HTH - Hope this helps

IIRC - If I recall Correctly
IMHO - In my humble opinion (also; In my honest Opinion)
IME - In My Estimation
IOW - In Other Words
IANAL - I am not a lawyer

KISS= Keep it Simple, Stupid

LBTOJ - Little brown truck of joy ( UPS)
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LTS - Long Term Survival
LE - Law Enforcement
LEO - Law Enforcement Officer

MOLLE - Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (USMC) (also PALS)
MRE - Meals Ready to Eat (Military Rations)
MURS - Multi-Use Radio Service
MMT: Mobile Medical Team
MVA= Motor Vehicle Accident

NOAA - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NBC= Nuclear/ Biological/ Chemical

OTOH - On the Other Hand
ORS= Oral Rehydratation Salts

PSK: Personal Survival Kit
PALS - Pocket Attachment Ladder System (US Army) (also MOLLE)
POV - Privately Owned Vehicle
PSP - Pocket Survival Pak
PHTLS= Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support
PLB= Personal Locator Beacon
PM= Private Message

RSK - Ritter survival knife
RSKM2 Ritter Survival Knife w/ M2 High Speed Steel
RTGS - Radioisotope thermal electric generators

SOS= Save Our Souls
SAK: Swiss Army Knife
SAR=Search And Rescue
SEP= Survival Equipment Pack (in a life-raft)
SWAT: Special Weapons And Tactics
SF: Special Forces
SAME - Specific Area Message Encoding (NOAA EAS feature)
SCUBA - Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SAR - Search and rescue
SAS - Special air service
SRLB - Self Righting Life Boat
STS= Short Term Survival
STOP= Stop Think Observe Plan
SIFMS -Sugar I forgot my stuff (polite version)
SNAFU - Situation Normal All Fouled Up (polite form)

TANSTAAFL= There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
TEOTWAWKI= The End Of The World As We Know It

UPSK=Urban Personal Survival Kit

WRT - With Respect To.
WTF= What The F**k
WTSFTF= When The S**t Hits The Fan
WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get

YASKT = Yet Another Survival Kit Thread
YMMV = Your Mileage may vary
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#91703 - 04/19/07 07:04 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: garland]
Kris Offline
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Thanks all!

No worries about newbie froshing. If thats all it is, then nothing to worry about!

Are there other abbr. out there other then those?

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#91704 - 04/19/07 07:05 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: Kris]
Kris Offline
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OldBaldGuy,

HOLY CRAP!!!!
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#91705 - 04/19/07 07:10 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: OldBaldGuy]
kmat Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Spring, Texas
I never knew!
BK,
kmat
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#91706 - 04/19/07 07:24 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: OldBaldGuy]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
Quote:
Here are all I am aware of. Please do not use too many of them, they give me a headache...


Thats a list I made up, together with some previous posts on this subject. If anyone knows more ETS-used acronyms, please post them here (or send me a PM). That way I can keep the list up-to-date wink

Thanks
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#91707 - 04/19/07 07:33 PM Re: Newbie to Fourm, have questions about abbreviation [Re: Kris]
gatormba Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 136
Loc: Alabama
Welcome to the forum Kris.

As far as a suggested survival kit goes it really depends on what you mean by "survival kit" because your definition of the term would dictate the suggestions to be made.

For example "survival kit" may mean a small everyday carry personal survival kit which would be one list of items, it could mean a 72 hour bug out bag which would be a very different set of items or it could be an end of the world as we know it, out in the woods survival kit which again is a very different list of items. So to give you some suggestions it would help to know more about what you are planning for with this kit you want to make.

I as well as many others on this forum have several different kits set up for different purposes and situations. My different kits include:
Car kit
Office kit
Home kit
Bug out kit
Personal daily carry kit
...as well as kits for my family members
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